When you’re sipping your favorite cup of coffee (whether you had some brewed at home or had ordered a cup from your favorite coffee shop), did you ever wonder where these things go afterwards? Well coffee grounds can still be quite useful. Besides having to use it as part of your skin and hair regimen, or as a soil and garden supplement, you can also use these as food for your compost worms. You can read through this article to find out more about the benefits of this essential ingredient.
Grounds from your coffee are of organic matter. So instead of having to throw these away after use, you may just put in some to your composting worms bin (whether you’re into raising and breeding nightcrawler worms or red worms). Not only are you providing nourishment to your composting worms, you’re also helping mother nature experience a garbage-less environment. So you can imagine this as being a better alternative to landfill accumulation.
Besides that, when you’re using grounds from your coffee, also consider the quantity that you will put into the composter. Too much of these can come out too acidic for your worm bin, and may eventually harm or burn your worms later on (worms have very sensitive skins thus their need to be in moist surroundings at all times). So always take note of this. Now, if things get out of hand, and the worm bedding itself gets too acidic, then you can always put in some crushed eggshells to help neutralize the system.
Since compost worms also eat their bedding, you can still supplement them with some coffee (in its liquid form) when you pour some on top of it. Coffee grounds are typically dry in texture, so you might want to have these soaked in some chlorine-free water first (you can also try using some rainwater). In this way, you’re not contaminating the grounds with any kind of chemical. Now as soon as you’ve soaked these in some water, you can then use this as a liquid fertilizer. Then sprinkle some into the bedding. The worm bedding will be able to absorb this, and will then become food for your worms.
Now if you happen to be using flavored grounds from your coffee, then it shouldn’t be a problem. Your vermicomposting worms will be able to eat these since these are still recyclable matter. It’s definitely safe for your worms to eat (if humans can, why can’t they, right?). So don’t be afraid to feed your worms with some Coffee grounds. It will definitely be a good addition to their diet.